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  • McConnell families work hard, play hard

    The McConnell Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted the Family Mobility Line Oct. 1 to give families an opportunity to understand what their military family members go through when they deploy. The morning began with a telephone recall from Master Sgt. Frank Prevost, 22nd Mission Support Squadron. When the families arrived at the processing
  • B-47 Stratojet key piece of McConnell history

    People might have noticed the B-47 Stratojet on static display in McConnell's airpark located next to Rock Road.Base personnel have twice restored the aircraft and maintain the aircraft and its grounds in tribute to the role it played in the history of McConnell and the U.S. Air Force. The Boeing B-47 Stratojet not only ushered Wichita aviation
  • KS ANG makes wish come true

    Sometimes wishes really do come true. Four-year-old Yosiah Smith got everything he asked for July 8, thanks to the Kansas Make-A-Wish Foundation and Kansas Air National Guard. Surrounded by full regal splendor, Yosiah, who has undergone treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia since March 2005, was presented a play castle at his home in Penalosa,
  • AMC NSPS implementation schedule announced

    Air Mobility Command will begin implementation of the National Security Personnel System to non-bargaining unit employees in October in accordance with a recent announcement by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.Within the command, about 2,100 non-bargaining unit positions will be converted in Spiral 1.2 in two phases, with employees at Charleston Air
  • Dining facility proves sheer excellence while all are sleeping

    While most are sleeping, Chisholm Trail dining facility workers are busy preparing food to satisfy their customers tummy rumbles through the day. Midnight meals are first followed by breakfast, lunch, flight meal preparations and finally dinner. The unseen process to ensure complete customer satisfaction begins at midnight each night. The first
  • McConnell's youth of the year; always putting others first

    Helping others have a better day is something Sara Dial, 18-year-old daughter of Master Sgt. (Ret.) David Dial, enjoys doing whenever she can. Whether it's helping out through the McConnell Youth Center or through her school's ROTC program, Ms. Dial is always getting involved in activities for children and elderly people.Her participation in many
  • New Defense Travel System coming soon

    The 22nd Air Refueling Wing will soon join other Air Force organizations that are already using the new Defense Travel System. First envisioned in the mid-1990s, DTS was first fielded in 2001 at 27 pilot sites and is now supporting hundreds of thousands of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel worldwide.Among the benefits DTS brings
  • African-American History Spotlight

    What is your hometown? -Richmond, Va.How long have you been in the Air Force? -Two years and nine monthsWhat or who influenced you to join the Air Force? -Justin, my youngest brother, was my inspiration for joining the Air Force. I looked into his eyes and realized that I loved him more then life itself. All I wanted to do was protect him, and to